Series 293 - Slides of Papua New Guinea & Nauru

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Slides of Papua New Guinea & Nauru


  • 1962-1963, 1967 (Creation)

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164 colour photographic slides

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(1930 -)

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Nancy Eva Hitchcock worked as a dietitian in Papua New Guinea 1962-1963, and in Nauru and Banaba (Ocean Island). She has published material on her work in the region including Rabia Camp: a Port Moresby migrant settlement (with Nigel D. Oram, published by New Guinea Research Unit, Australian National University, 1967).

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1. The first group of slides – Pari, Eastern Highlands New Guinea (slides ANUA 293-1 1-51); Kaparoka (slides ANUA 293-2 1-30); marriage in the Sinnga Valley, Eastern Highlands, New Guinea (slides ANUA 293-3 1-32) relate to the publication published by the South Pacific Commission - 'Studies of Dietary Intake and the Expenditure of Energy by New Guineans. Technical Paper No. 147' by Eben H Hipsley and Nancy E Kirk (Hitchcock), 1962. These slides are a record of food selection and preparation in Papua New Guinea during this time period.
2. The second group of slides - Rabia Camp - A Port Moresby migrant community (slides ANUA 293-4 1-20) relate to the publication in the New Guinea Research Unit Bulletin, No. 14 - 'Rabia Camp: A Port Moresby Migrant Settlement' by Nancy E Hitchcock and N D Oram, 1967. These slides are a record of the people and their living conditions in a migrant camp in Port Moresby.
3. Slides of Nauru and Ocean Island/Banaba (slides ANUA 293-5 1-31) relate to the report 'Dietary Survey of the UN Trust Territory Nauru' by Nancy E Kirk, 1957. These slides are a record of the people, their living conditions and the landscape on Nauru and Ocean Island/Banaba.


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The donor allows digitisation, reproduction and exhibition of the material. Before material is put on the Internet, it would be advisable to consider cultural sensitivity in regard to the people featured in the photographs.

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Prepared by Karina Taylor on 13 February 2008




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